• EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    EFCC re-arraigns Diezani’s ally, Omokore and others over alleged $1.6bn oil fraud

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned an ally of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others on nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

    Omokore was re-arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo.

    Two of Omokore’s companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited, were […]

  • EFCC freezes eight bank accounts belonging to Omokore over alleged N247bn fraud

    EFCC freezes eight bank accounts belonging to Omokore over alleged N247bn fraud

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced and frozen eight bank accounts allegedly belonging to the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jide Omokore.

    Reliable sources in the EFCC said that the eight accounts were opened at different branches of Skye Bank Plc.

    A top source at the commission said, “During investigations, we traced about eight accounts to Omokore in Skye Bank. Most of the accounts are company accounts. Some were domiciled in Marina, Adeola […]

  • Court orders freezing of $1.8bn assets of Kola Aluko, Omokore and their company Atlantic Energy

    Court orders freezing of $1.8bn assets of Kola Aluko, Omokore and their company Atlantic Energy

    A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a Mareva injunction permitting the Nigerian government to freeze assets owned by two Nigerian businessmen, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, and their company Atlantic Energy.

    The individuals are linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in a wide range of shady business dealings that illegally transferred country’s oil assets to them and their companies.

    The legal documents, exclusively obtained by an online publication, SaharaReporters, demanded a global freeze of $1.8 billion […]

  • EFCC seizes expensive wristwatches worth £600,000, £1.4m from Diezani Alison Madueke, Omokore

    EFCC seizes expensive wristwatches worth £600,000, £1.4m from Diezani Alison Madueke, Omokore

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had reportedly seized expensive jewellery and wristwatches from ex-petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her ally, Jide Omokore.

    The seizure was said to have been made during various raids on houses of some suspects on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, and other places. According to a source, the items seized from the suspects would be displayed to journalists in Nigeria.

    The EFCC source added that a wristwatch worth 1.4m pounds was seized from the wife of the Chairman of […]